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    Friday AM.... D-Day has more issues. Igg is...

    Friday AM....

    D-Day has more issues. Igg is dropping, he is weaker and he is starting to breathe funny. I am letting go. Have a call into the vets office.

    Pray for D-Day as he crosses over to...
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    I wish I could share D-Day with each of you for...

    I wish I could share D-Day with each of you for just a moment. He sure is special.

    Vet is coming in am to do ultrasound to see what state his leakage is in. W will also do bloodwork to make sure...
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    Laurierace is coming for a visit tomorrow after...

    Laurierace is coming for a visit tomorrow after DHC and I speak with the vets. She is another pair of eyes and at the very least, a shoulder. You have all been great virtual shoulders, thank you.
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    I am getting more sleep, thinking clearly. My...

    I am getting more sleep, thinking clearly. My heart is breaking but I think I have to do what is " right".
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    Things are not looking good. Deciding if he is in...

    Things are not looking good. Deciding if he is in pain or not...
    He is now dripping urine through his umbilicus, his sore on the one side is worse.

    We now have him on ulcer guard and banamine.
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    Sunday pm.... Well while D-Day continues to...

    Sunday pm....

    Well while D-Day continues to eat and be very alert, he still isn't standing up without assistance. I know my vet said it could be several weeks, but I don't know how much more...
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    Saturday update - 9 days old. Little bugger...

    Saturday update - 9 days old.

    Little bugger gets stronger daily, bloodwork continues to look good. Almost there getting up on his own, still needs to get his back legs under him the right way and...
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    Quickie.... Today's bloodwork showed improvement...

    Quickie....
    Today's bloodwork showed improvement in white cell count to the mid range of normal, all organs functioning normally.

    Vet left us with probiotics to mix in milk and yup, we are...
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    Thanks for the clear-up Bacardi - just wanted to...

    Thanks for the clear-up Bacardi - just wanted to make sure everyone is ok here, no needs for anything but positive on this thread - don't want to jinx what good vibes we have going here.

    Poor boy...
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    dunno why I thought you were out of bowie...

    dunno why I thought you were out of bowie originally. duh, tired, have you and other person confused. I will shoot u a message if I need a break and dh is too worn out too. your offer is wonderful!
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    Not to be snarky Barcardi - but I "know" Dr...

    Not to be snarky Barcardi - but I "know" Dr Doolittle" and others here. No one is bothering me, just the oposite. In fact the constant comments of need update and would love to see pics when u r...
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    SEVERE storms here last night. Confirmed tornado...

    SEVERE storms here last night. Confirmed tornado about 5 miles from here.

    Worn out. D-Day continues his uphill climb. Still not getting up on his own, but only needs a slight hand to do it. Hind...
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    D-Day likes the flat bottom pan! OMG, this is...

    D-Day likes the flat bottom pan! OMG, this is going to make nursing so much easier and quicker for all!!!!!
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    Sunday Update. First off THANK YOU B]ALL[/B] a...

    Sunday Update.

    First off THANK YOU B]ALL[/B] a Million for cheering us on. I so need all of this.

    Dr D & Zu Zu - I luff you both ;-) One day we will meet, have a few drinks, lots of hugs and...
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    5:30 D-day drank 11 oz of mare replacement milk...

    5:30 D-day drank 11 oz of mare replacement milk standing up! DH and I are doing this together (just like we did with our human babies)... ah the memories.

    Anyway, Didn't take nearly anything to...
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    Sat AM UPdate... Plasma can be given in the...

    Sat AM UPdate...

    Plasma can be given in the first 24 hours by tubing with very good results AND can be given orally as well.... it is actually tolerated well and is less stressful for the foal as...
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    Thanks for all the jingles. I think at this point...

    Thanks for all the jingles. I think at this point it is no longer in my hands but in D-Days and whatever higher powers that be.

    All day he seemed to be improving. Was working hard at standing, has...
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    We looked at the placenta and afterbirth and saw...

    We looked at the placenta and afterbirth and saw where the cord was twisted and tangled most likely from him being inside and moving around. So we figured he was not only blood deprived but oxygen...
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    BTW - since he was born on D-Day... and I need a...

    BTW - since he was born on D-Day... and I need a "D" name, any ideas?!
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    Vet just left. Seems he may have been slightly...

    Vet just left. Seems he may have been slightly oxygen deprived. When I got down to the barn he was in the sack, unbroken and was breathing. I ripped it open then started massaging him.

    The plan...
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    Damn thing wont stand. Gets the fronts under him...

    Damn thing wont stand. Gets the fronts under him but the hinds wont work right. Milked the mare and he drank a bout 2oz. Seems to have a good suck but something isn't quite right.

    Vet is on her...
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    Its a COLT!!!! Bay 3 socks, star & snip. Born...

    Its a COLT!!!! Bay 3 socks, star & snip. Born between 6:30pm and I found him finishing coming out at 7. Still in sack, had to break it open and tear it from him.He is trying to get up, so badly wants...
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    Uneventful is right. The 3 bales if hay/straw I...

    Uneventful is right. The 3 bales if hay/straw I slept on wasn't long enough so my feet hung over mid-calf. The farking Rooster started crowing about 4am. The weather was PERFECT for sleeping outside,...
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    Something in my gut says it is tonight. gonna...

    Something in my gut says it is tonight. gonna pack things up and sleep down the barn. g'night folks, wish us luck!
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    I have done the distilled water, plain milk,...

    I have done the distilled water, plain milk, several strips, all kinds of combos... I am befuddled!
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